Hilda Fernandez talks with Frieda Werden about our relationships with superheroines and superheroes, and how those can play a role in psychoanalysis. They discuss the special qualities of favourite superheroines, and how their powers, usually different than males’, have been treated and mistreated by various writers over the years. Lacanian psychoanalyst Hilda Fernandez talks with Frieda Werden about our relationships with superheroines and superheroes, and how those can play a role in psychoanalysis. The update of this episode mentions that the new Batgirl film has been canned by Warner Brothers and DC for unspecified reasons…note that Batgirl’s sidekick was to be trans.
Hilda Fernandez-Alvarez is a Lacanian psychoanalyst based in Vancouver, Canada. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience with diverse populations in public and private settings in Mexico and Canada.
This interview recorded at CJSF-FM and was originally aired on International Women’s Day 2014. Editing was done by Annie Roach, host of Arts Edge.
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